Green Bullet Triple IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Bullet Triple IPAGreen Bullet Triple IPA

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Ratings: 1,850
Reviews: 284
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%
Wants: 61
Gots: 238 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: KansasBeerLover on 04-30-2013)
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Photo of kbrown
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 9.26.13

A - Pours a slightly hazy, medium orange with a small light tan head with good retention.

S - Dark, earthy, grassy.

T - Same as the nose, bitter alcohol finish.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Dark earthy and heavy ipa with an alcohol finish.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a huge ipa, showcasing the new Zealand hops, a great project this one. it pours hazy burnt orange color, little bits of yeast are visible if you strain the eye, but the overall appeal is lovely, under a robust inch of thick off white foam. the nose is quite bitter, tropical fruity, and full of zest. I smell an acidic mix of fruits from orange to pineapple, but there is a lightness and a brightness to this that is uncommon in such big versions of the style. its clean and sort of oceanic, a great mindset before the first sip. bitterness is obvious right away, and honestly most of the real flavor comes in the aftertaste, where minerals and piquant fruits marry beautifully. I don't get much pine as the label denotes, but I do get a unique hop profile, reminds me of a topaz single hop brew I had in saint Louis, but I know this is different. I am amazed how bitter it finishes for such a fruity flavor. it also comes across a lot lighter than 10.1% abv, although as it warms up its a lot more apparent. good carbonation and a sturdy body on this make it a nice fall ipa. its tropical vibe takes me on a needed vacation, and its alcohol to bottle size ratio allows me to forget all the stresses in my life. a nice escape this one. all green flash beers are brutally hoppy, and this one is the exclamation mark on the lineup. good good beer.

Photo of JVan
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of Mphis
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of whatname
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of lordofstarside
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz to a specialty pint glass, best before 3/10/14

Pours a dark orange gold with lighter and more yellow hues towards the bottom of the glass. A finger and a half of foam has died down to half a finger over 90 seconds or so. Suspended yeast when you put your face up right next to it. Good lacing when swirled, mild carbonation stemming from the bottom

Smells of pretty floral and herbal hops, a bit of citrus notes and mint follow up on the New Zealand hop profile. Pretty strong malts are accentuated by the earthiness of the hops and have a caramel touch, ends with a well concealed waft of alcohol

Taste is right on the nose. Upfront floral, herbal, and minty hops with some citrus undertones. Robust caramel malty backbone, all with a finish of alcohol. One of the more consistent smell/tasting beers I've had

Feel is a medium body with an initial sweetness that dries up quickly on the palate. Alcohol's concealed, and this thing is pretty bitter. Very easy to drink

Overall I really liked this, reminds me a lot of Stone's 17th anni. That said- 'triple ipa?' absolutely not. Feel quite a bit more like a double, no where near the level of beers like Simtra, Ruinten, or PtY in terms of hoppiness or alcohol. Anyway, picked this up in Sacramento last weekend, hoping some hits the shelves here in Nevada soon. Really like getting to try exotic hops!

Photo of Trish
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of AnalogErik
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of jgreenward
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BradtheGreat7
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review taken from notes Early October 2013.

12 oz brown bottle Green Flash style. Beautiful green colored label goes great with an excellent bottle shape. This was poured into a Belgian style stemmed tulip glass.

A - yellowish golden with some bright orange highlights near light copper. White colored head poured fairly well and sits somewhat big before dissolving into a good ring of lacing leaving pretty good stick.

S - hmm, good aroma, but a bit different than other Green Flash dipa's I've had. Unique fruity and floral hop aromas take the nose for a different sort of ride. A hint of fresh grassiness and a quick shot of cool mint leaves. The nose finished off with some alcohol spice and fruit notes.

T - this is when Green Bullet really starts to shine. A juicy bouquet of wonderful fruit notes. Citrus hops with ripe peach and kiwi notes. A touch of sweet pineapple with a few hits of hop spice. The mint flavor gains more depth as the ale warms, but honestly this was so good I didn't allow much warming. The caramel and sweet malts that were nearly nonexistent in the nose do an excellent job of balancing the overall flavor. Finish is fruity with a somewhat lingering bitterness from the hops and alcohol. A true hop head in mind finish.

M - nice feel for an ipa of this size. Texture and thickness is truly Green Flash at its best like most of the ales. There is some warming to the alcohol notes, but its something I call for on a cool night. I actually found Green Bullet to be generous in balancing its juicy flavor and alcohol notes perfectly. green bullet is an ale that even the unfamiliar with hops folks can enjoy.

O - just a solid take on the big ipa style. Green Bullet is tasty, beautiful, and balanced. It's definitely something worth seeking out again and just another fine example of how good Green Flash really is.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of DoubleJ
4.39/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Kiwi hops, in a Green Flash beer? Well, I heard that Green Flash does that hop thing well, so how could I go wrong? 22 ounces, on to the beer:

The color is dark apricot orange, topped with a half-inch of creamy head . Lots of lace clings around as the beer's level drops. Eyes are happy, and so is the nose. It smells great, with notes of melon, tangerine, pine, pineapple, and a vague fruit salad. Oh, there's also an accent of solvent alcohol which takes a little of the mood out.

Attractive aroma, even more attractive taste. The Green Bullet is one that I wouldn't mind to hit me. A fruity juicy Triple IPA with tangerine, toasted malt, mangoes, assorted tropical fruit, a drizzle of resin, and a touch of alcohol. I sure love those Kiwi hops. Good call with the hop bill Green Flash. Body-wise, it's full bodied, and brings a bittersweet aftertaste which is very smooth.

Great beer. Well done. Keep the hype train rolling...

Photo of APBT91
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap at The Jeffrey Craft Beer and Bites in New York, NY

A: Pours a crystal clear copper to amber in color with very light amounts of active visible carbonation and some golden yellow highlights. THe beer has a finger tall dense foamy off-white head that reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus/orange rind and citrus/grapefruit hops over the top of light amounts of caramel malt sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of sweet caramel malts that is quickly followed by an aggressive hop flavors - citrus/orange rind followed by citrus/grapefruit pith. There is a moderate amount of hops bitterness that lingers for a long time and some light to moderate amounts of alcohol in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness and alcohol warming.

O: A little too aggressive with the bitterness and not quite as strong aromas and flavors from the hops while slightly showing it's 10.10% ABV makes this one a definite slow sipper.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,850 ratings.